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Encounters From Device Complications Among Children With Medical Complexity

Encounters From Device Complications Among Children With Medical Complexity

Children with medical complexity (CMC) are commonly assisted by medical devices to support essential body functions, although complications may lead to preventable emergency department (ED) and hospital use. HIP Investigator, Dr. Ryan Coller et al. identified predictors of device-complicated ED visits and hospitalizations. The team of authors found that device-complicated ED visits and hospitalizations comprised a substantial proportion of total hospital and ED use. Developing interventions to prevent device complications may be a promising strategy to reduce overall CMC use.

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